The Real Age of Burlesque

I’ve posted a number of these great photos over the years and it’s time to do it again. These are not your modern Dita Von Teese burlesque queens. These are the originators – great names, great hair, great bodies. Some became hugely famous in their time; Lili St, Cyr, Tempest Storm (recorded a single for Jack White a few years ago) and Blaze Starr. Some (most) faded into obscurity. All are beautiful.

Frosty Conners

Frosty Conners

Candy Hart

Candy Hart

Dee Angela

Dee Angela

Kupie Doll

Kupie Doll

Lili St. Cyr

Lili St. Cyr

Venus La Doll

Venus La Doll

Star Markee aka The Cherokee Flash

Star Markee aka The Cherokee Flash

Sheena aka The Fantastic Savage

Sheena aka The Fantastic Savage

Angel Blue aka The Heavenly Body

Angel Blue aka The Heavenly Body

Baby Jane aka The Original Doll

Baby Jane aka The Original Doll

Jessica Rogers aka The WOW Girl

Jessica Rogers aka The WOW Girl

Blaze Starr aka Miss Spontaneous Combustion

Blaze Starr aka Miss Spontaneous Combustion

Gia-Mo

Gia-Mo

Julie Gibson aka The Bashful Bride

Julie Gibson aka The Bashful Bride

Paula Fontane

Paula Fontane

Precious Diamond

Precious Diamond

Rita Alexander

Rita Alexander

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Posted on May 18, 2016, in Photography and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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